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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

Mike Francis is out at 11 Alive

  • 12:51 pm Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Mike Francis, chief meteorologist at the NBC affiliate 11 Alive here since the summer of 2011, has left the station.

Why? I am not 100% sure but I’m told he was taken off air before his contract was up. He has not found a new gig that I know of so this was not a voluntary departure.

I first reported this news Monday afternoon. Later in the day, the 11 Alive Facebook page confirmed the news when someone inquired:

Thanks for writing. Mike Francis is no longer at 11Alive. Veteran meteorologist Chris Holcomb 11Alive will be taking over the weeknight [More]

/6: Morning mash with WXIA’s “good news” emphasis, WGCL’s Adam Murphy, “ER” finale ratings

  • 4:57 pm Monday, April 6th, 2009 by Rodney Ho

For instance, more than 3,000 photos were sent by viewers of winter snow photos a few weeks back. And 1,600 participated in a live chat about the Conflicker virus a few days back, Walker said.

“The point is local news is much more than crime and violence,” he added. “While we have responsibility to cover news of the day, we want to make sure we invest resources to shine a line on things that are important to people.”

You can feed good news to the station at

-Reporter Adam Murphy of WGCL-TV received a commendation last week from the Georgia House for [More]